Thursday, March 24, 2011

Book Report

Friends, thanks to you, I am humbled to report the book is doing very well. Displays with books for sale have been set up at "Caraway's Pharmacy" in Westlake and "Bella's Bridal/Mr. Formal Wear" in Lake Charles, located next to "Casa Manana's Restaurant". I expect to be in Dequincy Friday to talk to folks at "Nichol's Department Store" about setting up a display there.

In other news, I received notice yesterday from the head librarian at the Westlake branch to expect to receive a call from the purchasing agent for the Calcasieu Parish Library system. She had been informed they are very interested in purchasing books to distribute through out the parish! She also informed me they had just cataloged "My Father's Gift" and set it out in the library and asked if I wanted to see it. Of course I responded I did and wished I had a camera. She led me over to where it had been placed and guess what? It wasn't there. Someone had already checked it out!

The Lake Charles Tourist Bureau is also considering purchasing copies to sell in their souvenir shop.

Thanks to you, it has been a very enjoyable experience. I have had several people tell me the book is the best they've ever read, that it had them laughing and crying at the same time!

Please continue to pray for me, I am in unchartered waters and need all the help I can get. Thanks!

P.S. If you don't have access to a book, drop me a line, we'll figure out how to get one to you.

Friday, March 18, 2011

"My Father's Gift" is here!

Folks, sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I've been pretty busy with the book. And I have good news! I have received the finished copies from the publisher and I can't believe all the positive responses I've been getting from the people who've already purchased and read it. Several have contacted me for additional copies to give to loved ones and I'm told how the story made them laugh and cry at the same time! Thank you for all of your prayers and support. I couldn't have done it without you.

If you travel through Westlake, you can pick one up at Caraway's Pharmacy on McKinnley St. (behind the Conoco station). Or if you go to Lake Charles, you can pick one up from Bella's/Mr. Formal Wear located on Ryan St. (right next to Casa Manana). Or with the price of gas so high contact me through the website and send me a message. I'll mail it to you. The book's cost is fifteen dollars, plus three-fifty for the shipping and handling. If you desire, I'll be happy to sign it.

Since I am a self-published author I would be appreciative and open to any advice and/or help in the getting the word out.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Welcome Dirt!

Welcome to the club Dirt!

You're in good company. Thanks for becoming a follower of the blog. Be sure to click on the "older posts" prompt located on the bottom of the page to read more about the different adventures I've discovered in Louisiana's great outdoors.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hammered by No Primer!

Folks, just in case you see a nut driving around around town honking his horn and yelling something unintelligible out the window, but manage to hear my name, I've got something to tell you. And it pains me greatly!

No Primer and I went to Alexandria, La. yesterday to participate in the Bayou State Bowhunter's Association's "Spring Fling" 3-d archery tournament. We met a lot of good folks from across the state and No Primer caught me sleeping. He mercilessly hammered me on the range. I should have suspected something was up when he refused to allow me to enter the senior's division (my first year of eligibility). He was unnaturally quite when I informed him I was keeping my seeing eye glasses in my pocket to adjust to the new realities of being a senior citizen. He didn't even take into account the event was not a "state" competition and therefore, I was not properly motivated to let my competitive juices flow.

He went kind of nuts on me once the match was over, going around loudly proclaiming how he beat the state champion!

I almost left him on the side of the road near Thistlewaite Wildlife Management Area.

If you see a nut hitchhiking on the side of the road carrying a bow when hunting season is closed, please don't give him a ride.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Could It Be?

If you've read the story about the archery tournament posted in September (It's still there if you haven't. Click on older posts at the bottom of the page) you'll recall my friend Ian (Number One) beat me out of first place in a state archery tournament where a lot of folks from across the state paid a thirty dollar entry fee. We were to recieve belt buckles as awards. His would be gold and mine silver. We were informed the buckles would be mailed to us. They never were. Brandon Collins of Collin's Outdoors was a major sponsor of the event. He recently contacted me through the comment part of this blog (refer to the post in September) and asked if we ever recieved the buckles. So what do you think? Whatever, it's nice to know someone closely associated with the event may be keeping an eye on the organizers.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Welcome No Primer!

Hey No Primer, welcome to the blog! Thanks for signing up as a blog follower. As you can see, you're in good company. See ya at the archery tournament.

P.S. Don't forget your arrows.

No Primer may be familiar to the rest of ya'll. He is in several of the stories posted and is quite a hoot to boot! Scroll down some of the older postings to find him. He is a good friend and excellent sportsman.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Hearty Welcome To Brandon!

Thank you for taking the time to become a follower of the blog Brandon. I owe a debt of gratitude to all of the followers giving me the inspiration to keep writing.